SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WATHEN, James.
Jornal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812 to Madras and China, returning by the Cape of Good Hope and St.Helena, in the HCS the Hope, Capt. James Pendergrass

London: J. Nichols [et al.] 1814.
Bobins I 313; Abbey Travel 517; Gay, No. 1063; Prideaux pp. 237 & 355.
London: J. Nichols [et al.] 1814.

FIRST EDITION. 4to (27 x 22 cm) pp.xx+246. Contemporary calf with gilt tooled border and corner devices; spine with raised bands; gilt rules and blind tooling to compartments; twin gilt lettered brown labels; marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of 'Frederick Symonds MA Magd. Col Oxon'.(motto) 'Nec Parvis Sisto'. Joints expertly repaired. 24 Hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Clark after Wathen. Light tape residue marks to boards along edge of spine; trivial scuffing to boards; intermittent light spotting to text margins of plates. Attractive plates. Coloured plates in order: 1. New Custom House, from the Hope in Madras Roads. 2. Fort St. George, with part of the Black Town and Madras Roads. 3. Great Pagoda at Congeveram. 4. First View from the Great Pagoda, near Conjeveram. 5. Second View looking North from the Pagoda, near Conjeveram. 6. Fort and Scenery near Chingleput, from the Mount Road. 7. Bramin's Tomb, near the Road to Pondicherry. 8. George Town, near Pulo Penang. 9. Dr. Mackinnon's Residence, near the Bermah Village. 10. View looking over George Town, to the Queeda Coast. 11. Mr. Amee's House and Mill at Pulo Penang. 12. Mallacca, wirh the Hope at Anchor in the Roads. 13. Ancient Gateway, leading to the Water, at Malacca. 14. Franciscan Monastery at Macoa. 15. Church of St. Lazarus near Macoa. 16. Comoen's Cave, at Macoa. 17. Macoa with the Church of St. Antonio from Camoen's Garden. 18. Anson's Bay from within the Bocca Tigris. 19. View looking up the Tigris, to the Second Bar Pagoda. 20. China Street, with part of the European Factories, Canton. 21. Banquetting Room at a Mandarin's House near Canton. 22. View of the Bocca Tigris from under the Second Bar Pagoda. 23. Colonel Doveton's House, near Sandy Ridge, St. Helena. 24. James Town, St. Helena, looking to Ladder Hill Barracks.